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Late Booking Cruises

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How to Book Your Cruise

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Choose from hundreds of hotel boat cruises on our canals and rivers!


Hotelboat Holidays

Skippered hotel boat canal and river cruises in the UK are just the ideal way to relax! It’s easy to plan & book your perfect hotel boat UK river cruise or canal cruise. Read more

The Hotel boats & Crews

On your hotel boat you have your own skipper and crew. We have details and links to help you compare the different hotel boats & cruises. Read more

Hotel boat canal and river cruise UK

Hotelboat cruises cover almost all of the English, Welsh, and Scottish canals and rivers.

See where each hotelboat will cruise in the coming year Read more

So why choose a Hotelboat Cruise?

Because it’s a perfect antidote to busy jobs, frenetic tourism, crowded airports, and also a wonderful way to enjoy the countryside!

You have your own skipper and crew who really know our canals and rivers, their waterway heritage and their unique natural environment. They also understand how to keep you
comfortable, happy and well-fed on great home-cooked local fare!

A hotel boat holiday is great for couples, singles, stressed executives Relaxing canal and river cruises in the UKand minions, seniors, groups, overseas visitors, and just about anyone who enjoys being pampered in pleasant surroundings!

You may be floating at a leisurely pace through the hidden countryside or sampling the local beers in a canalside pub. You could practice a favourite hobby like painting or bird-watching, help out with locks and swing bridges, or keep fit by jogging towpaths and lanes. Or you could just treat yourself to a little well-earned relaxation with a piece of homemade cake and that favourite book!

Booking your hotel boat canal and river cruises in the UK

Hotel boat Cruising is very popular; many guests return year after year to explore a different area of our beautiful canals and rivers. Consequently, many cruises are already heavily booked before the end of the previous season. We recommend booking as early as possible to ensure you get the canal cruise and the route you want.

Our Canal and River Cruise pages show which boats are planning to cruise which canals and rivers.

During the cruising season, we will show which Late Booking cabins are still available.